Working for myself has many advantages one of them being that I can work from anywhere in the world! I have traveled to some amazing locations and continued working from cafes in Paris, Abu Dhabi, Miami, Mexico, Singapore and New Zealand.
Commune Cafe: Located on the highway, this great cafe has quirky vintage decor and amazing organic menu options. On my last visit, I fell in love with their Chilli Jam, Bacon, Egg and Avocado on Gluten Free Toast - wow! I washed it down with caffeine free Dandelion Latte that was equally amazing.
Maria Anita: This is a superb gluten-free health focused cafe, but don't let that stop you from indulging. The Snickers Slice is to die for and their Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Raw Cookies are a very close second. If you are after something a little less indulgent, I can recommend the Green Pea Smash on Homemade Gluten Free Toast which is a great twist on the usual avocado smash. They have a great little outdoor seating area if you would like to be closer to nature, and all day breakfast. Perfect for working any time of the day.
Anna Karena: This beautiful little cafe has a lovely atmosphere filled with delightful displays of cakes and all manner of yummy things (Many gluten-free). They have a pretty great high tea, but if you are looking for a something smaller to go with your mid-morning beverage, they have an impressive range of cakes. The atmosphere is positive and not too noisy. The staff will be happy to have you working away as they serve cake-loving customers throughout the day.
Paleo Cafe: Made popular by their recently released recipe book, this cafe provides allergen friendly paleo food options AND is a great place to work. I highly recommend trying their Bone Broth which is has a beautiful deep rich flavour and many nutritional benefits. The Bolognese with Zucchini noodles is also pretty great. If you are feeling like something sweet to keep the brain firing, try the Salted Caramel Almond Hot Chocolate - yum!
Canteen Coffee: Tucked down a funky laneway, Canteen Coffee has THE best coffee on the Gold Coast. The menu has a Mediterranean influence and you are surrounded by shops to explore, or simply sit and enjoy the atmosphere while people watching. Word of warning - they do get SUPER busy so aim to arrive outside of peak times or set up to work while you are waiting and enjoy the view.
Govindas: Fantastic cheap and scrumptious vegetarian food. It can be a little noisy for working but the tables are a good size so pop your headphones in and give it a try. All the food is awesome, but I especially love their home-made bake cauliflower. So good!
If you have a great working cafe not yet on my list please let me know in the comments below and together we can create a great resource for working cafes for coaches.